BP oil kills animals

This video from the USA says about itself:

13 May 2010 — Marine biologists at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Grand Isle research lab continue to record and prepare deceased marine mammals and sea turtles for oil contamination testing. Staff there is sending injured animals to the Audubon Aquatic Center rehabilitation facility in New Orleans to be treated and tested by specialists.

From the Christian Science Monitor in the USA:

BP oil spill: how Gulf’s sensitive and endangered species are faring

Manatees, bluefin tuna, and Kemp’s ridley turtles are especially challenged by the BP oil spill. The Kemp’s ridley turtle is an endangered species that until recently was threatened with extinction.

Spawning Habitat of Bluefin Tuna in Gulf of Mexico: Critical Area Intersects Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: here.

Oil Spill Sea Pollution Victim – The Iconic Brown Pelican: here.

Many oiled birds.

Guardian: BP clashes with scientists over deep sea oil pollution: here.

BP’s Next Tactic: Plume Denial: here.

BP has failed to stop oil gushing from over a mile below the surface in the Gulf of Mexico. The oil spill, which has been confirmed as the worst in American history, has spread between 504,000 to 798,000 gallons of crude oil into one of America’s most important marine ecosystems: here.

Doug Inkley, senior scientist with the National Wildlife Federation, has spent the past week surveying the oil spill from the wrecked Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico by airplane and boat, and on islands where oil has come ashore. He tells New Scientist how the experience has left him frustrated and angry that clean-up efforts are not as widespread or effective as he’d been led to believe: here.

Guardian: BP shares plunge: here.

The continued eruption of oil from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico is an unmitigated catastrophe, with incalculable economic and ecological consequences: here.

Are we surprised that the Chamber of Commerce is carrying water for BP? Here.

The leaking Deepwater Horizon oil well is still second in size to the massive Ixtoc I blowout in the late 1970s, which gushed for 290 days: here.

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